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Pal-Mac school district is a leader in exploring and embracing play in education to help young kids learn. more


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Homework is a given, a major component of your children’s education. In our busy lives with schedules full of sports and dance and music lessons, families may find it difficult to make educational responsibilities a high priority. more


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Choosing Community College

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Both President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden have publicly recognized the value of community colleges for young people. Why it may be a great choice for your child. more


Don't miss out on your opportunity to visit your school of interest during an Open House Event. Meet the staff, tour the school and gain the information you need. more

Test anxiety strikes students of all ages. As the season for final exams approaches, we asked an expert how parents can help their children cope with the nervousness, sleep loss, and loss of confidence that test-taking can produce. more


A good civic education requires a strong factual foundation, along with the ability to analyze, question, and draw conclusions, similar skills used in math and science. more


Help the students in your household develop good study habits and tackle their homework with confidence by creating at least one of these well-stocked study stations within your home. more


Instead of gearing a child’s education around the older staples of reading, writing, and arithmetic, educators have shifted their philosophies to incorporate more science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) into the curriculum. more


Parent-teacher conferences typically occur in the fall with subsequent meetings varying from one academic setting to another. Though this shouldn’t be the only time parents touch base with their child’s teacher, it will pave the way for a partnership more


Welcome to autumn, when the days get cooler, kids head back to school and parents everywhere commit themselves to packing nutritious, delicious lunches their kids will love. Until reality sets in. more


Want kids to bring home As? Start with more ZZZs. According to sleep experts and numerous new studies, lost sleep hurts learning and hinders school-day success. ... more


No parent wants to prepare a lunch only to have parts of it end-up in the trash, so smart moms and dads are using simple strategies to take the brown bag lunch to a new level. more


Think the books and school supplies that your child is carrying in a backpack slung haphazardly across one shoulder are harmless? Think again. Heavy backpacks can cause long-term health problems when worn incorrectly more


Going back to school should be an exciting, adventure-filled experience. However, many children will find themselves in a new school in the fall. How can parents and educators help children? more


Teachers across the country are changing instruction strategies to meet new curriculum standards. It’s a confusing time for both teachers and parents as everyone learns about the common core standards. more


My intense interest for foreign languages started at the age of three when I was at the top of the Empire State Building with my parents and overheard a couple speaking Chinese... more


Avoid scurrying around the last weeks of August and pulling things together for going back to school. Plan ahead and dodge the rush. more


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